Categories and tags are "tools" that help you tag and categorize the content. They make getting around your site and identifying grouped content faster and easier.
A category is a class or division of things regarded as having particular shared characteristics.
You use categories to filter content. By clicking different categories from the tree view displayed on the webpage, you can filter the content of the page.
If your website is like a book, categories would represent a table of contents (where every category is a book chapter), and the list of tags would represent the index page.
Categories have a hierarchical structure; you can set parent/child relations between categories. By using a hierarchy of categories, you can filter content items according to more general or more specific criteria.
Categories can have a big impact on your SEO – if you use them correctly. By using category pages, you can focus your SEO energy to drive traffic exactly where you want it to go.
After you create categories and set the hierarchy, you can manage them using the Categories widget that is implemented on the content pages.
In the Categories part of the documentation we will talk about:
- Adding and editing categories
- Deleting categories
- Adding categories to products
- Removing categories from products
You can start by learning how to add (and edit) categories.